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System Design Decisions to Achieve Faster Results in Drug Discovery

When it comes to drug discovery, research is everything. The ability to accelerate research can make or break a business and, of course, save lives. However, key design considerations in HPC infrastructure design can make a dramatic difference in performance and maximize your cluster’s value. How do you maximize HPC/AI performance? We recommend you start by using commodity off the shelf (COTS) components and best-of-breed technologies from trusted partners. This lets you get more nodes for your money. This also avoids the problem of vendor lock-in, and the associated risk of being trapped into higher prices without the corresponding improvement….

Optimizing Resource Utilization and Maximizing ROI with Composable Infrastructure

In this sponsored post, Silicon Mechanics discusses how today’s IT organizations must maximize their resource utilization to deliver the computing capabilities their organization needs when and where it’s needed. This has resulted in many organizations building multi-purpose clusters, which impacts performance. Composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) can hold the key to solving this optimization problem, while also providing bare metal performance.

Edge NVMe Storage for Autonomous Vehicles

In this sponsored post, Braden Cooper, Product Marketing Manager at One Stop Systems, indicates that as new developments and technologies in HPC are introduced, the need for more capture, compute, and storage in autonomous vehicles will continue to grow.  To meet the throughput required by the latest GPUs, NVMe storage must be integrated into autonomous vehicles in a rugged and easily removable form factor. 

Secure Petabyte Transportable Storage for the Rugged Edge

In this sponsored post, Braden Cooper, Product Marketing Manager at One Stop Systems, discusses how OSS uses the latest in NVMe storage technologies and rugged environmental design to meet the need of next-gen HPC storage applications. At the current rate of data expansion, Exabyte storage and communication requirements are an inevitability in the not-so-distant future.  The most rapid and secure path to sending this scale of data from source to processing center is in locked transportation cases by truck and plane. 

WekaIO Announces Results with NVIDIA Magnum IO GPUDirect Storage in Microsoft Research Lab

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 22, 2021 – WekaIO (Weka), the data platform for artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), life sciences research, enterprise technical computing and high-performance data analytics (HPDA), announced today results of testing conducted with Microsoft, which showed that the Weka File System (WekaFS) produced among the greatest aggregate NVIDIA Magnum IO GPUDirect Storage throughput numbers of all storage systems tested to […]

Western Digital Expands Flash Portfolio for Scaling Data-Centric Architectures

SAN JOSE – Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) has announced a suite of NVMe SSDs for enabling data-centric architectures for data centers, industrial IoT, automotive and client applications. It includes the Ultrastar DC ZN540 ZNS NVMe SSD for designing a more efficient data center storage tier with competitive TCO; the Western Digital IX SN530 Industrial SSD for the extreme […]

Lenovo Offers Optimal Storage Platform for Intel DAOS

In this sponsored post, our friends over at Lenovo and Intel highlight how Lenovo is doing some exciting stuff with Intel’s DAOS software. DAOS, or Distributed Asynchronous Object Storage, is a scale-out HPC storage stack that uses the object storage paradigm to bypass some of the limitations of traditional parallel file system architectures.

Composable Supercomputing Optimizes Hardware for AI-driven Data Calculation

In this sponsored post, our friend John Spiers, Chief Strategy Officer at Liqid, discusses how composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) solutions are emerging as a solution to roadblocks to advancing the mission of high-performance computing. CDI orchestration software dynamically composes GPUs, NVMe SSDs, FPGA, networking, and storage-class memory to create software-defined bare metal servers on demand. This enables unparalleled resource utilization to deliver previously impossible performance for AI-driven data analytics.

KIOXIA Adds Thin Provisioning to KumoScale Software Suite, Increases Cloud Storage Efficiency

KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, has added thin provisioning to its KumoScale™ storage software based on NVM Express™ over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) technology. Thin provisioning joins KumoScale software’s growing list of advanced storage functions that allow for the virtualization and management of high-performance flash at data center scale.

Infinidat De-risks Storage Infrastructure with New Offerings and Support for NVMe over Fabrics

Infinidat, a leading provider of multi-petabyte data storage solutions, announced new offerings that reduce storage infrastructure costs, mitigate the risks of technology failures and deficits, and add an extensible NVMe over Fabrics option. These offerings and functional enhancements will provide new and existing customers more flexibility in managing their high-end storage infrastructure while lowering the cost and risk associated with meeting enterprise service level objectives.